Yup, this is the big 3-0-0. You'd think I'd have held out for something a little less crass than on online hissy fit, but not so much. I got this great custom order last week. This very nice lady from across the pond wanted me to make her a keychain like this one,
but with her kids' names on it. No problem. So I went out to the hardware store, grabbed a box of washers, and got started. So far, I've wasted 9 washers. NINE. Out of a box of 8. These suckers are apparently made out of diamond all of a sudden, and now I also have a flattened "a" stamp to show for my (wasted) efforts. Then I went online this evening to find another washer order---which required, of course, a plethora of "a's." I am at the point, my friends, of name calling and plate throwing---and those of you who know me well know that's not a place I find myself in often.
Tomorrow will be a day of hardware-store hopping---to Home Depot to snag a box of less resilient washers, and the to Harbor freight in search of a new set of stamps.